STD. Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening
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STD Panel Basic by Lab Test On Demand includes an array of private and confidential STD-related tests that were combined to asses your overall STD situation.
STD Panel Basic contains: RPR Syphilis and HIV-1/2.
The panel was designed to asses any risk of Sexual Transmitted Disease.
Preparation: No special preparation for this test is needed.
A Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) Test is a blood test used to screen you for Syphilis. It works by detecting the nonspecific antibodies that your body produces while fighting the infection. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by the spirochete bacterium Treponema pallidum.
False-positive results have been associated in patients with infections, pregnancy, autoimmune disease, old age, Gaucher disease and malignancy.
HIV-1/2 Antigen and Antibodies Test, a 4th generation test, is designed as an aid to diagnose HIV-1/HIV-2 infection including primary HIV1 infection.
HIV infection is transmitted by sex and by sharing needles, although not curable it is manageable with medication. HIV weakens a persons immune system and may lead to AIDS.
Blood antibodies to HIV ½ implies that immune system has been previously exposed to it.
Current guidelines suggest that everyone should get a HIV test at least once.